Financial Education Book List for July

Little Rock, Ark. – Treasurer of State Dennis Milligan released his book suggestions today for the month of July for his new reading initiative, “Educate Your Financial Future.” This financial education initiative focuses on teaching children in grades pre-K through 12th about saving money and spending wisely.

This month’s books are listed below. A description of each book will be available on the Treasury’s websiteFacebook and Twitter accounts:

“Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock,” by Sheila Bair

“Do I Need It or Do I Want It? Making Budget Choices,” by Jennifer S. Larson

“A Smart Girl’s Guide to Money,” by Nancy Holyoke & Sarah Hunt

“The Story of Money,” by Betsy Maestro

“The Behavior Gap: Simple Ways to Stop Doing Dumb Things with Money,” by Carl Richards

Watch Treasurer Milligan read “Rock, Brock, and the Savings Shock,” with your children here!


Dennis Milligan was elected Treasurer of State in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. The State Treasury is responsible for overseeing the state’s $4.5 billion portfolio. Since taking office in 2015, Milligan has receipted the state more than $380 million in investment returns and has grown the investment portfolio’s receipts to some of the highest levels in nearly a decade.